The wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hasn’t just revolutionized fundraising campaigns, it’s practically reinvented them. As of Thursday, the ALS Foundation has about 41.8 million reasons to thank the slightly masochistic challenge. But California isn’t feeling the love. In fact, the ALS Ice Bucket challenge may be contributing to California’s drought, and some residents are less than pleased.
Of course, the challenge’s cause is a worthy one, and regardless of its faults, the Ice Bucket Challenge has helped the ALS Foundation raise 20 times more this yearthan it did last year. But it comes at a cost — our most precious natural resource, and one that some areas of the country (and many parts of the world) are in desperate need of.
Contributing to a great cause, but I believe the right thing to do with California’s circumstances is to just donate and skip the ice bucket challenge part all together.
Edit: Apparently the article has been disproven (sorry!), but I still think that we should try to save whatever water we can! You can still contribute to the ALS foundation without wasting water.
Gov. Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency following the destructive 6.0-magnitude South Napa earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday.
The temblor sent at least 87 people to the hospital, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands.
Full story: http://abc7.la/1vA0CuA
Sincerely hope everyone affected by the earthquake is okay.
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